GINA MARIE HAYES has worked previously as a director, performer, choreographer, and playwright. The founding artistic director of Red Egg Theater in Santa Cruz, CA, they also served for five years as Assistant to the Artistic Director and Intern Coordinator at Shakespeare Santa Cruz and directed Machiavelli’s The Mandrake there in 2012. They are currently an MFA in Directing Candidate at Northwestern University. 

Selected theater and dance work at: San Jose Repertory Theater’s Emerging Artist Lab (A COUNTRY DOCTOR, adapted from Kafka), City Lights Theatre Company (ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIG GAY DANCE PARTY), UC Santa Cruz (PROMETHEUS and I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG). At Northwestern: 4:48 PSYCHOSIS by Sarah Kane, HIT THE WALL by Ike Holter, BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, and GO DOG GO based on the book by P.D. Eastman. Areas of expertise include experimental, immersive, movement-based and/or dance theatre, and theater which examines LGBTQIA issues.